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Parents sue day care provider over infant's death

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ELKO, Minn. (AP) — The parents of a baby who died at a day care provider's home in Scott County have filed a wrongful death lawsuit.

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Three-month-old Grant Maloney died while sleeping at the day care home in Elko last February. The infant rolled over onto a small pillow and died from asphyxiation.

The baby's parents, Susan and Russell Maloney, allege the day care provider was negligent by providing an unsafe sleep environment for their child. The Star Tribune says the baby's death is one of eight this year that occurred while children were being cared for by licensed day care providers. All of the deaths happened at day care homes.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.

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